Club news: Chafford Hundred Running Group

PUBLISHED: 09:57 19 August 2014 | UPDATED: 09:57 19 August 2014

The Chafford Hundred Running Group

The Chafford Hundred Running Group


Vanessa Papworth writes about the latest news at the Chafford Hundred Running Group.

Monday and Wednesday nights have now been replaced with our half marathon training plan, which will run for 12 weeks and is ideal for anyone who can run a minimum distance of 5k.

The plan will increase in running time in 10 per cent increments each week.

As I write this we are in week three of the plan with a running time of 50mins per session - ideally runners should be running at least three times per week.

Katie Cirket ran her second half marathon on Sunday August 10 in Clacton, which I was told was very windy, however, Katie managed a personal best of 2hrs 8mins.

Another one of our runners, Eddie is also in training at the moment for the Chelmsford Marathon in October. Eddie is also helping out with our half marathon training plan as well as doing his own training.

We also had summer runners attend the Nuclear Races Summer Party on August 9, which was a sunny afternoon and about 200 ‘nukers’, as they refer to their participants, got to enjoy some of the obstacles from Nuclear Rush and Nuclear Fallout such as the ‘death slide’.

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In September we will be starting two couch to 5k courses. One, which is now full, will take place in the morning. Our second couch to 5k course will be on a Tuesday and Thursday evening and is for any youngsters out there who would like to run with an accompanied adult, so if you are interested please sign up as soon as possible because there are limited spaces.

We don’t charge anything for any of our courses, but there is a £15 cost for the group t-shirt and a finishers medal (both of which are non-refundable).

Our finishers medals will be presented to out runners at our Annual Awards Evening on November 15.

For more details visit Tickets can be bought from any leader and are £5.

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